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Eye examinations available in Dargaville

The Dargaville Medical Centre has received over $50,000 worth of specialist eye equipment thanks to Auckland University, local donor Bruce Wade, Dargaville Rotary, the Kaipara Community Health Trust, and the centre itself. The new ‘optical coherence...... Read More

Resthome development gets consent

The planned $4 million extension of Maungaturoto’s Riverview Rest Home is a step closer with building consent approved for the first stage construction of an eight-bed secure dementia unit expected to get underway in the near future. The full project...... Read More

Northland goes National

“I won’t be able to relax until the specials are in.” While the political ground has shifted in the Northland electorate with National’s Matt King emerging with an election night majority of 1,292, he says he is taking nothing...... Read More

When history tells a story

The Kauri Museum in Matakohe will be celebrating its annual Settlers Day on Saturday, October 7. The event has been running for over 20 years and is described as a day when “the museum comes alive.” This year’s free event has a theme...... Read More

Cultural opportunities for student

Dargaville High School student Lani Fairbairn has been selected to go on an all-expenses paid two-week exchange to Tokyo, Japan in December this year. Lani, 15, has been studying Japanese at school since year nine and is one of only 15 students selected...... Read More

Celebrating our volunteers

The Kaipara Citizen Awards have been reinstated after an absence of five years with presentations to five outstanding women in the Kaipara community. Nominations were received by the Kaipara District Council for individuals that have shown leadership,...... Read More

Welcome home

Kaipara has welcomed eleven new New Zealand citizens in a ceremony at the Dargaville Town Hall. They included a range of nationalities — British, Tongan, Australian, Canadian and Austrian. “I arrived in New Zealand in 1964, from England,...... Read More

Breaking the cycle

Don’t be alarmed if you spot some high-visibility motorcycle helmets in unusual places this September around Kaipara — it’s all part of ACC’s Motorcycle Awareness month. The helmets will be placed around Northland to make people...... Read More

Expressions of interest sought

The Dargaville Community Development Board has been gathering information to support building a retirement village and is seeking expressions of interest from the wider community. The idea was highlighted by Grey Power to the DCDB earlier this year and...... Read More